23 Oct The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies or organizations that either score well or score poorly. We then try to provide alternatives that better align with the 2ndVote values. We’ve now expanded into nonprofits. This series is called The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits, and the charitable organizations we will be focusing on this week are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (1.00) and The Heritage Foundation (5.00).
When it comes to liberal activism, dumping vast amounts of money into advocacy, and funding leftist initiatives, it doesn’t get much worse than the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Starting back in the year 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in the world. With as much as $46.8 billion in assets, this foundation has seemingly bottomless pockets with which to prop up leftist agendas. With contributions going to multiple organizations and bad actors like CAP, The Brady Campaign, and Susan G. Komen, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earns the lowest scores possible on all 2ndVote key issues.
On the other side of activism, though with much smaller coffers, is The Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy research organization. With approximately $266 million in assets, The Heritage Foundation is considerably smaller, but nonetheless bold in their convictions and American values. With strong stances on all 2ndVote issues, The Heritage Foundation promotes values based on the Founders’ intent, the context that the Constitution was written in, and a historical understanding of the liberties that it protects. Being particularly strong proponents of Life, the 2nd Amendment, and the 1st Amendment, The Heritage Foundation earns top marks on every 2ndVote key issue.